Friday, August 30, 2013

~~**Altered Plate Project**~~

Hi Craft Peeps!!!...
The weekend is here... YAY!!... My post today is an Altered Plate I did for an exchange. First one I have ever done too! It was alot of fun, but BOY.... I sure had a hard time deciding on what to do. In addition this is my first post for I am thier newest edition to the Design Team. Christine, the owner is a wonderful and compassionate person who cares about her customers. offers an array of scrapbooking supplies and hand crafted items such as scrapped composition notebooks, bible bags, thermal coffee cup sleeves, and doggy day mats - all handmade by their family and/or friends.
For my altered plate...
I printed out an image from the internet... I love things about sewing... I don't sew, but love anything to do with it! I first began by appling gesso to the plate... then using spray inks by Inkadinkadoo, I spayed in various areas and just blended them. I torn aound the edges of the image and then distressed the edges using Tim Holtz' Vintage Photo distressing ink. After everything had dried I mod podged the image onto the plate. Curling up the corners of the image (in these areas I kept reappling mod podge in between dry times to really stiffen it up. I then applies mod podge all over the plate to seal everything in. Next I added a vaiety of mulberry flowers and stamens, lace applicades onto either side of the image, mulberry leaves, a thimble. Ribbon flowers and some beautiful sewing theme charms both from The Crafting Family Shoppe...
I hope you enjoy my project...

Visit The Crafting Family Shoppe and start ordering today!
And be sure to visit the Crafting Family blog!!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

~~**Mason Jar Project**~~

Howdy Crafters...
Today I have a Mason Jar I have altered up with a twist....
I did a "Theme" with it... a SEWING JAR!!
I don't sew a stitch..No Pun Intended!, but I LOVE anything to do with or about sewing.
Now, I adore Mason Jars. They aren't to expensive to craft with or decorate with ... and you can find them all day long at yard sales. They make a great centerpiece. In fact we used them for my daughter's wedding last year... sat them on old books that I roughed up with sand paper and they were too cute! Simple, yet elegant. I hope you enjoy taking a view of my little creation...
The image of the spool I found and printed off the internet, cut it out,
distressed the edges and added it to the front of the jar. Added lace,
trim, mulberry flowers, a feather, ribbon, charms, a rolled paper flower
and some gorgeous stick pins my daughter made. BEAUTIFUL Bling from
Angela Holt Designs BLING SPLENDOR line.


Thanks so much for stopping by... I am hosting a CHALLENGE at The Bling Chronicles on the new NING site brought to you by Angela Holt Designs... I would love for you to stop by and join us on the NING Site and get in on my ~~**ALTERED MASON JAR CHALLENGE**~~. You might be the lucky owner of this Altered Mason jar along with more goodies!
Come on by and join in and be sure to check out The Bling Chronicles
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

~~**Easy Peasy Bookmarks**~~

Happy Tuesday Everyone....
Today I have some FuN Bookmarks I have done using
several AWESOME products from PINQUE PEACOCK!!!
This project was inspired by a PINTREST Idea...
to check out what inspired me you can check them out {{{HERE}}} at
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Rambling... THANK YOU for the inspiration :)
Now I went by their measurements for the ribbon
which was 17", along with their suggestion of a pony tail holder
 and from there I added my own flair!!
The one on the left I used the Layered Garden Beauty and simply hot glued it to the lace and then used a pony tail holder at the opposite end just flipping the end of the lace up just enough to hot glue the end... I AM NOT A SEWER so hot glue works for!!!... Yet allowing enough give for the pony tail holder to still move freely... Then I repeated the same way with the one on the right this time using the 1.5" Fabric Covered Button from PINQUE PEACOCK and ribbed ribbon... BUT WAIT... see those pretty stick pins?!?!?... well the one on the right my daughter made using some of the BEAUTIFUL beads from PINQUE PEACOCK's awesome "Bead Buffet" ... where you can purchase your very own beads to create with!!!
This one I did the same way using the Large Felt Popper from PINQUE PEACOCK... I love these... you can them in three different sizes and quantities... you can also get them with or without 3/4" fabric covered button centers... So many options and fabric options you can choose from!!! The Pearl Beaded Stick Pin here is PINQUE PEACOCK's Elderberry Medley Stick Pin Set.

Here they are again.... I hope make yourself
some awesome way cool easy bookmarks!!!

And stop by PINQUE PEACOCK for all the AWESOME
sales that is going on all month long!!!

Make sure to become a Follower
then Stop by the 300 Follower Giveaway

Friday, August 9, 2013

AH Designs Fall/Winter 2013 DesignTeam

AH Designs Fall/Winter 2013 DesignTeam

I want to Introduce to you

Angela Holt Designs Fall/Winter 2013 Design Team
As my company grows and my lable "The Bling Chronicles", so does the talented ladies that want to be a part of my Team. It humbles me to know that all my hard work and creative ideas inspire, change lives, help others reach their creative goals and so much more. It makes what I do even more exciting and goal driven to succeed in the crafting industry.
I had a hard time choosing among so many wonderful and talented women that wanted to be on this DT Term. Good thing, I had other people to help me choose. Please take the time to learn about each lady on the team and visit their links. They are geared up to worked with my fabulous BLING line called "Bling Splendor" which you can order in my store.
We are all ready to share, create and inspire you with each of our design concepts, tutorials, and more!!
So come set a spell and embark on this creative journey with us!!
Your Professional Crafting Educator and Designer
Angela Holt 
I am so happy to announce that I am again working with Angela Holt Designs... alot of NEW & AWESOME things going on.. you can now find us on NING at the "The Bling Chronicles"!! An awesome crafting community where there will be challenges, a forum and BEAUTIFUL Monthly Product Review Kits. Hop on over to join... you don't want to miss out on this!!!
Contact Angela directly via her Facebook, Angela Holt Designs, to
learn more & order the Monthly Product Review Kits
 Angela is back with her {{{LIVE}}} USTREAM classes on Monday's at 7:00p.m. CST
As a DT with AHD I hope to bring inspiration to my
fellow crafters and to work with Angela's own products
she designs and creates... products that are a craftroom need!!!
Bringing Southern Creative Charm, Elegance and Handmade Hospitality...
                                                                                    ~ Angela Holt
Rhonda Ratliff
Hello there!!… Rhonda here, from Kentucky and I thought I'd share a little bit about ME!… I am married to the greatest guy in the world and have four awesome kids... all of which are grown now which has allowed me the opportunity to do more crafting. I have been crafting since about the 4th grade when my teacher showed me how to work with oil pastels in art class... from there it has been a little bit of everything. Till I found a love for creating cards and invitations, floral design and my new passion in altered art. I have been blogging about a awhile now... and LOVE IT!I have had a wonderful time meeting new people, learning many awesome techniques and been given many great opportunities. The crafting world has opened many adventurous doors for over the last year and I am loving every minute of it.
Find my links:


Please take a moment
to meet my fellow DT SISTERS...
Deb Ochs-LaGrone
Hi all you Bling Chronicles fans! I am so thrilled to be a DT member for Angela and can’t wait to share all my blinged out art work with you. First let me tell you a little about who I am as a designer and crafter.
I grew up in the military and traveled around a lot. We relied heavily on our family for entertainment as such. My dear sweet mother loved to craft and taught us all kinds of different mediums. She taught my sisters how to sew, though I never caught that bug and can’t sew a straight stitch! She painted and tried to teach us a love for drawing, I’m not very good at that either LOL. She taught us ceramics, macramé, ornament making, and all sorts of other crafty goodness. I was very blessed to grow up with a creative mom.
My dad could fix or make anything. He passed some of those genes on to me and last year I created a whole new back yard complete with a waterfall feature, covered bar with an outdoor refrigerator and grilling area, and a slate and glass tiled patio surface. A little assistance was given by my family when I needed an extra set of hands but basically I created it on my own. I think I burned the satellites out with all the calls for advice to my dad.
I have two fabulous (most of the time) children ages 20 and 17 who are both talented artists in their own right. I’ve always tried to encourage that as I think it’s a corner stone in life. It saddened me to see schools pulling art out of the curriculum as it really enhances education and just your view on life in general. I feel lucky to be able to help my kids still have that outlet at home. I also have a 10 month old foster grandchild who consumes a lot of my time but I am loving it! She’s such a sweet baby.
What I’m trying to say is that I LOVE to craft, anything, anywhere, anytime! I don’t have a particular specialty necessarily, but crafting with paper is my favorite medium.
Thanks so much for giving me the chance to share with you and I hope you enjoy looking at, and maybe getting some inspiration from, my pieces. You can find more of my art by visiting my blog,
A Look Through My Eyes found at
Enjoy a crafty life,
Deb Ochs-LaGrone
Dawn Smith
I am a sahm ( Stay at home MOM) with a ton of kids.4 from a previous marriage, 2 step and 3 from my current marriage. Yes I am a little insane, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I have 2 dogs (they are pitbull/bullmastiff mixes) Cin and Tink and we have 2 Tortoises named Neptune and Turk and about 20 fish all named after Harry Potter characters. My husband, Shad, is the love of my life and the heart of my existence, without him there would be no me. We have been together for 14 years. We have survived the good and the bad and it has only brought us closer together. I have a serious scrapbooking addiction, I guess that also mean I have a photo obsession too because i have to have something to scrap, right?! My kids all insist that they are being followed by the paparazzi. They joke about taking out a restraining order against me. Happy crafting
Itza Gomez
Nicky Wilcox
With her creative spark, Nicky has an eye of making something out of nothing!!! "I share simple home decor, upcycle and craft projects with people who are looking for friendly tutorials and affordable ideas."

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

~~**Altered Jewelry Box**~~

Hello Followers....
I am happy to announce that I am returning again with
Join us all month long as we will be creating with all of her
NEW bling from her BLING SPLENDOR LINE!!!
Also, stop by and be a part of an awesome crafting community on NING!!
Come be a part of The Bling Chronicles!!!
Thanks for joining me today as I share with everyone an Altered Jewelry Box...
This project is inspired by many... and I have decorated in the colors for this month's CHALLENGE at The Bling Chronicles... A Color Challenge! Please stop and check it out and join in!!!
Now onto my project... Here is a before shot of the jewelry box!

I used Gesso and painted it.... next I "sealed" it with Mod Podge all over.
I did some deco podge on the drawers using the Life Abloom Printable Journal from
Tsunami Rose Designs. Added some ribbon and beaded trim around the edges.
On the back I added a piece of the Bella Bling Splendor Collection.
Then I took corrugated cardstock and wrapped around on side... tearing it to
give it a shabby look. On the top I added an aray of mulberry flowers
& leaves. beads, pearls, seimans ,a resin rose and a crown charm. On the knobs
I attached the Elizabeth Bling Splendor Collection from AHD. The next
thing I added was a piece from the Angela Holt Designs July Product Review Kit...
a metal Shabby Chic Rose... I took the clips off of and attached them to
the side of the jewelry box for photos. These vintage photos are from Dare's Designz.
To the bottom I added these cute pearl beads for feet.... are you ready????

I hope you enjoyed checking out my Altered Jewlery Box and be
sure to join us this moth for the A Color Challenge and become
a part of the The Bling Chronicles on NING!!!
Check out Angela Holt Designs on Facebook and visit her Store for more awesome products!
Join us on Monday's at 7:00 p.m. CST on USTREAM
~~**To learn more about Angela Holt Designs Monthly Product Review Kit**~~
contact Angela directly via her Facebook - shipping to the US and Canada...
extra shipping will apply for Candian residents!

Monday, August 5, 2013


Rainbow Hop

A Rainbow, is a wonder of nature...
 with many meanings in many different cultures. They inspire us and
we wanted to share some of that inspiration with our fellow crafters
and anyone else who chances to look through the raindrops.

Welcome to the Rainbow Blog Hop...
You should have arrived here from Miriam's Blog.... or head on over to
Miriam's Crafting Blog where all the fun starts!!!
There is a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow!
There are ...two sets of rainbow blog candy for today's hop.
~*The first requirement is to comment on each post along the hop*~
Pinque Peacock is giving away a set of rainbow colored
fabric covered buttons, pop on over to the PINQUE PEACOCK SHOP
and give them a like, then head over to the
PINQUE PEACOCK BLOG and follow them... check out the
300 Follower Giveaway while your there too!

The second set of blog candy is a set of sunflower pearls,
from Miriam's Crafting Supplies , one in each of the 6
colors of the rainbow! Just follow their MIRIAM'S CRAFTING BLOG
by clicking of the RSS feed link in the top right and like Miriam's Crafting Supplies
on Facebook... be sure to check out their MONTHLY CHALLENGES too!!! 
For my project today I did a friendship card...
I didn't to go to overboard cause I wanted to showcase the
BEAUTIFUL rainbow colors of the
Layered Garden Beauties- small from PINQUE PEACOCK...
I LOVE these flowers!!!

I also added some flatback rhinestons from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.
I embossed the cardstock using the argyle embossing folder.
The sentiment if from the FISKARS "Friendship Quotes" stamp set!!!

Hope you enjoy my project today....

Thanks for joining us along the  rainbow today...
follow the ray of sunshine to visit AMANDA next.
Here is Full Lineup if you get lost along the way: